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Yesterday at 10:39pm
Madhuriswapna66 asked:
Yesterday at 10:53am
Robert Guth answered:
$142 is the average. $75 per square foot is the low, and $234 is the high. I ran a market analysis for homes built in 2017 and generated some averages.

If you are thinking about building a home, be careful. You must know which builders are financially strong, and which ones are running on thin ice. I recently gave my opinion to a customer on a builder I had concerns about. They decided to go with another recommendation. 1 month later the builder I was concerned about went under, and now are facing a dozen angry customers with homes that will not be finished, and contractors looking at them for payment. I referred a better builder, and the customer is happy, and thankful for my experience. One mistake can put you at risk of losing money and being stuck with an unfinished home. And if you engage them unrepresented, you better under stand the fine details of our Florida contracts, or you may find yourself at a big disadvantage.

Most customers don't realize that they can have me and Re/Max represent them for free. Builders have a commission built in to their costs, and plan to pay a Buyer's agent. You may think they will give you a better deal if you go direct, but really, they will just keep the entire commission and still give you the same deal they offer everyone. They will then work in the best interest of the builder. They can not require that you use their agent, lender, or insurance company to get a better deal. They can suggest it, but not require it. That would be an ethics violation.

Anyone wanting to build a home, call me. I will help you negotiate a better price, review your contracts, explain construction loans (I wrote hundreds of construction loans as a lender for 13 years), and protect you while you pay me nothing. It is foolish not to me work for you at no cost to you. My customers always win, and never get taken advantage of.

Look my profile up on trulia, zillow, or ReMax Realty Partners.
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Yesterday at 4:02am
Jkarnett answered:
What is the value of farm land in zip code 62571
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Sun Sep 17, 2017
Spicer.john asked:
Sun Sep 17, 2017
Mjackson answered:
I found a site where you can purchase MLS comps for a very small fee of $15. No realtors, no sign up, and the comps were emailed directly to me.
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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Abdopr answered:
Mon Sep 11, 2017
Bmars answered:
Hi. Am curious what the cost (rough estimate per sq. ft.) of building a ~2,200 sq. ft. home on an existing building pad, ~1 acre lot, just south of Los Gatos near the south end of Lexington Reservoir area, would be these days. I noticed quotes in this column of $150-200/sq. ft. back in 2010. I understand the implications of fancier amenities, trim, etc., as my wife and I have had a custom home built before on cost plus. Thanks. ... more
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Wed Sep 6, 2017
Ailuxcascais asked:
Good afternoon

I would like to know if I can rent a property for sale in Lisboa, Portugal.
Do they have any specificity for the international market?
How much?


Sara Bastos
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Sat Sep 2, 2017
Dawna.kitchens answered:
Properties are next to a reservoir. I would NOT buy a house in this area. Houses were not supposed to be built so close to a reservoir. Sad sad sad.
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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Jeff Grant answered:
You can post on Zillow for free as a FSBO
Jeff Grant
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Tue Aug 29, 2017
Lcclee asked:
Sun Aug 27, 2017
Alan May answered:
There is no "normal" split. It's whatever the agent and the brokerage agree to.
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Sun Aug 27, 2017
Camper answered:
We propose to build a concrete house, on a dry lot in Marathon, Florida. We have a dry lot and have enough BPASS points to build. For a 2,000 s.f. concrete house on stilts we are told to budget between $250 to $350 per s.f.

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Sun Aug 27, 2017
Maverick answered:
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Sat Aug 26, 2017
Mblvfrf answered:
what is the going rate for commissions on commercial property in Kansas City , Mo
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Fri Aug 25, 2017
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